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Program Code40172
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70.95
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management incorporates knowledge from a wide range of fields including biology, ecology, chemistry, and geology to understand human impacts on the environment and to develop ways to address these problems. When you study a Bachelor of Business you will establish a firm understanding of the contemporary business environment and undertake studies in a range of disciplines, from international business to tourism.

A combined Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management/Bachelor of Business (BESM/BBus) degree allows students to undertake and match business skills with their interest in Environment and Sustainability, a synergy that will raise awareness of commercial and entrepreneurial opportunities in the environmental space and maximise graduate employability.


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Program code40172
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus70.9576.55
Ourimbah70.9576.55

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent and at least one of: HSC Earth and Environmental Science or equivalent, HSC Biology or equivalent, HSC Chemistry or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD35,460 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
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CRICOS Code098483K

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available here. Admission information for international students is available here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Check your eligibility here.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0. 


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 320 units, comprised of the following:

  • 150 units of Core courses
  • 10 unit Mathematics Directed course
  • 10 unit Statistics Directed course
  • 10 unit Environmental Directed course
  • One 80 unit Bachelor of Environmental Science and Major chosen from the following list:
    • Ecosystems and Biodiversity
    • Marine Science and Management
    • Natural Resources and Hazards
    • Sustainability
  • One 60 unit Bachelor of Business major chosen from the following list, please note that some core courses count towards each major for a total of 80 units per major as below and that students completing the Marketing major or the Leadership and Management major must complete a 10 unit elective in order to reach a total of 320 units:
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (includes core courses LEGL1001 and ENVS3002)
    • Politics and International Relations (includes core courses LEGL1001 and ENVS3002)
    • Human Resource Management (includes core courses MNGT1001 and ENVS3002)
    • International Business (includes core courses MNGT1001 and ENVS3002)
    • Leadership and Management (includes core courses LEGL1001, MNGT1001, and ENVS3002)
    • Marketing (includes core courses MKTG1001, MNGT1001, and ENVS3002)
    • Tourism and Event Management (includes core courses MNGT1001 and ENVS3002)

Notes

1) The Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management courses are offered from either the Newcastle - Callaghan, or Central Coast - Ourimbah campuses. The Bachelor of Business courses are offered from either the Newcastle - City or Central Coast - Ourimbah campuses.

2) Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

3) Students who wish to exit the combined program and qualify with one award only will need to ensure that they meet the requirements of the single degree by checking the appropriate single degree handbook and contacting their Academic Program Advisor at: programadvice@newcastle.edu.au.


Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

2021 Revision

From 2021 there are changes to both the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management and the Bachelor of Business. For students who commenced the program prior to 2021, please refer to the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management Program Handbook and the Bachelor of Business Program Handbook for more information.

2020 Revision

From 2020 there are changes to the program structure and each major. For students who commenced the program prior to 2020, please refer to the 2020 Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents section for more information.

From 2020 the Entreprenuership and Innovation major was updated. Students who commenced prior to 2020 who have not yet completed MNGT2003 will need to complete MNGT2007 instead. Students who commenced prior to 2020 who have not yet completed MNGT3006 (20 units) will need to complete MNGT3016 and MNGT3009 instead. 


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts and Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1002Physical and Chemical Environmental Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation and Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS2161Spatial Science
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3002Environmental Management Perspectives
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

Mathematics Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses. Which course you should complete will depend on your previous mathematical background, please refer to each course handbook for more information.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units

Statistics Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT1020Statistical Reasoning and Literacy
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses. Students undertaking the Natural Resources and Hazards Major must complete ENVS3008.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3008Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3250Advanced Spatial Science
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Major

1000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2022 (Online)
10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1040Earth: The Dynamic Planet
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL2090Microbial Biology
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS2004Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2005Management of Australian Flora
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2006Ecology and Management of Wildlife
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2009Catchment and Water Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 40 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS3003Conservation Biology
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3004Ecotoxicology
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3009Advanced Water Science and Resource Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3010Extended Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3320Experimental Design and Analysis in Ecology
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE3500Research Integrated Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SRMT3060Restoration Ecology
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
10 units
MNGT2007Ideation in Enterprise
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3016Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2006Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3009Business Development and Growth
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Human Resource Management Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
IRHR1002Dynamics of People and Work in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR2010Introduction to Industrial Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3000Applied Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEGL3111Employment Law
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses. Note: students can only count one of BUSN3001, BUSN3002, or BUSN3500 towards this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
10 units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in BusinessNot currently offered10 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3040Negotiation and Advocacy
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3510Human Resource Development
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

International Business Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
IBUS1000Managing International Business Risk
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IBUS2001Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiations
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (BINUSUNI)
10 units
IBUS2003International Trade Logistics
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
IBUS3000International Business Strategy
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses. Note: students can only count one of BUSN3002, BUSN3500, or BUSN3600 towards this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI3140International Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in BusinessNot currently offered10 units
BUSN3600International Study Experience
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3060International Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3140The Politics of GlobalisationNot currently offered10 units
POLI3160Global Power and World Order
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Leadership and Management Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MNGT2005Leadership and Ethics
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3011Leading Organisational Change
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3012Strategic Business Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
10 units
MNGT2006Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
10 units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in BusinessNot currently offered10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3009Business Development and Growth
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Marine Science and Management

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MARI1000Our Oceans
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Online)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
ENVS2004Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI2300Marine Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI2500Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3220Coastal Environments and Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3300Integrated Coastal Ecosystems
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3320Experimental Design and Analysis in Ecology
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3009Advanced Water Science and Resource Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3010Extended Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3410Coral Reef Biology, Ecology and Sustainability
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE3500Research Integrated Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

Marketing Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MKTG2010Marketing Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG2101Consumer Behaviour
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MKTG3000Strategic Marketing Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses. Note: students can only count one of BUSN3001, BUSN3002, or BUSN3500 towards this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
10 units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in BusinessNot currently offered10 units
MKTG3002Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG3003Creating and Managing Brands
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3004Advertising and Marketing Communications Strategy
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3040Services Marketing
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3060International Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Natural Resources and Hazards Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS1040Earth: The Dynamic Planet
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2050Catchments and Climate
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2060Soil Properties and Processes
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3250Advanced Spatial Science
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3340Climate Change and Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS2009Catchment and Water Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS2080Earth Science Field Course
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS3007Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3009Advanced Water Science and Resource Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3010Extended Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3220Coastal Environments and Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3280Global Change and the Rise of Modern EnvironmentsNot currently offered10 units
SCIE3500Research Integrated Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

Politics and International Relations Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
POLI2203International Political Economy and Global Development
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3180Politics, Policy and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
1000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
POLI2001Ideas in Political ScienceNot currently offered10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous People
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3002Power and the State
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3140The Politics of GlobalisationNot currently offered10 units
POLI3150Issues in International Relations
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3160Global Power and World Order
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3203Democracy in the 21st Century: Local Power, Policy and Participatory Politics
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Sustainability Major

1000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2022 (Online)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development and the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS2004Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2005Management of Australian Flora
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2006Ecology and Management of Wildlife
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS2009Catchment and Water Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 40 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS3003Conservation Biology
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3006Surviving the Anthropocene: Sustainability in the 21st Century
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3009Advanced Water Science and Resource Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3010Extended Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3340Climate Change and Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI3320Experimental Design and Analysis in Ecology
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE3500Research Integrated Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SRMT3060Restoration Ecology
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

Tourism and Event Management Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LEIS1000Leisure Behaviour and Organisation
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
TOUR2003Global Tourism Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS3003Event Strategy and Leadership
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
TOUR3003Destination Management and Marketing
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LEIS2001Event Operations Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
TOUR2001Tourism and Cultural Heritage
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS3100Volunteer Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
TOUR3004Specialised Sectors of the Tourism Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Honours

Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management/Bachelor of Business degree with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. An Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest. Honours is available for both degrees. There are also opportunities for cross discipline studies at Honours level.


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

Applying for Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management / Bachelor of Business

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Pick your situation from the list below for more information. Current students looking to transfer and students who have successfully completed an enabling program like Open Foundation or Newstep should see application information for current students.

If you are an international student, read the information below before completing an application.

As someone who recently completed secondary education, either at high school, TAFE or another VET provider, you will generally be considered for entry based on your Selection Rank (SR). Some degrees have additional entry requirements such as auditions or interviews and where required you will find these listed on the relevant degree page.

Try to choose what you are most interested in and then research some back up options with lower Selection Ranks (SR) to put as your later choices. A good tip is to look at degrees that may have similar first year subjects. This will help you reduce your overall study time if you want to apply to transfer to your degree of choice after the first year. We also recommend choosing one of our free pathway programs as a backup option as your fifth preference on your UAC application. Selection Ranks (SR) requirements for our degrees do change from year to year so only use the Selection Rank (SR) as a guide.

You should start planning your way into uni from Year 10 onwards. Think about:

  • Using our study areas to narrow down study options based on what you are interested in
  • Come and speak to us at events like Open Day, Schools Visit Day and campus tours
  • Check the Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies of the degrees you are interested in
  • If you are a high performer you can get a head start by completing some uni subjects while still at school
  • Sign up to our mailing list for regular updates
  • Have a look at adjustment points and other entry schemes that may give you an extra boost
  • Decide on some back up options like Open Foundation and other entry pathways if you don't get the required marks
  • See our Application FAQs .
  • Have questions? Ask a student.  We know you must have heaps of questions about university life – what’s needed to get into your degree, where to go for support, what on-campus accommodation is available and of course, where to find the best coffee. Jump on our website to chat to one of our Student Ambassadors.

Secondary results don’t have a use-by date, so even if you completed high school 20 years ago, these results may be used to apply to the University of Newcastle. You can use your ATAR or equivalent (UAI, TER etc) to apply irrespective of when you completed Year 12.

It can be complicated to calculate your Selection Rank (SR) based on high school results prior to the introduction of the ATAR in 2009. Contact us at 1300 275 866 and let us do the calculating for you.

If you don’t think you will meet the Selection Rank (SR) for admission there are other options to get in depending on your situation:

For advice on these other options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866.

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission. TAFE and private providers, as well as some universities, typically offer Certificate III, IV and Diploma Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) awards. Some also offer Advanced Diploma and Associate Degrees.

For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, all assessable qualifications are converted to a selection rank. Selection ranks from different individual qualifications are not combined or added together to form a rank. The highest of the two numbers will be the one used to assess your eligibility for admission. Different selection ranks are assigned to VET courses with graded assessment and competency based (ungraded) assessment. The tables below provide information on how to assess your selection rank based on your AQF qualification.

TAFE Guaranteed Entry

Many of our students come to us after completing TAFE studies. You can gain guaranteed entry into many of our 2021 undergraduate programs if you have previously completed an accredited Certificate IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma at TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO).


Complete Graded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

Grade Point Average Rank - AQF Diploma Rank - AQF Advanced Diploma
6.5+ 95 96.95
6.25-6.49 93 95.25
6.00-6.24 90 93
5.75-5.99 88 91
5.50-5.74 86 89
5.25-5.49 83 86
5.00-5.24 81 83
4.75-4.99 78 80
4.00-4.74 75 76

Complete and Incomplete Ungraded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

Rank - AQF Advanced Diploma Rank - AQF Diploma
76 75


Complete Graded AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

Please note: Certificate III qualifications and below are not accepted for the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Grade Point Average Rank - AQF Certificate III Rank - AQF Certificate IV
6.5+ 78 90
6.25-6.49 78 88
6.00-6.24 77 86
5.75-5.99 76 84
5.50-5.74 75 82
5.25-5.49 73 80
5.00-5.24 71 78
4.75-4.99 69 75
4.00-4.74 67 73


Complete Ungraded AQF Certificate III and AQF Certificate IV

Rank - AQF Certificate III Rank - AQF Certificate IV
6773

Note: Incomplete VET studies must be AQF Diploma level or above and more than 0.2 of a full time student (FTE) to be considered for admission.


It is probably best to contact our Enquiry Centre on 1300 275 866 to discuss your qualifications and grades. Our team are happy to advise you on your options.

Your previous qualifications may also make you eligible for credit to your degree. This will cut down on your study time. You can apply for credit before you start. See our credit page for more information.

If you don’t think you will meet the requirements for admission there are other options to get in depending on your situation:

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average (GPA) (or Grade Average as a percentage for pathway programs like Open Foundation or Yapug) can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. To ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, all assessable qualifications are converted to a selection rank. The selection rank from this qualification is not added to your ATAR. The highest of the two numbers will be the one used to assess your eligibility for admission.

If you have completed a degree and want to move onto postgraduate study please see our Postgraduate website.


Bachelor degree studies

Min GPA (>0.5FTE*) Selection Rank
6.5+ 97.30
6 93.40
5 86.30
4 77.65
3 67.25

*Your GPA can only be calculated if you have completed at least 20 units of study. A full-time study (FTE) load is usually 80 units per year.


Completed pathway (also known as enabling or tertiary preparation) programs

Overall Grade Average Selection Rank
>97 99.55
80 84
70 77
60 70
50 65

If you are currently studying a degree at the University of Newcastle and want to transfer across to another degree, please see our Internal Transfers page for current students for more information.

If you have completed or are soon to complete an Enabling Pathways program (Open Foundation or Yapug) you can apply with us directly for free for most degrees. Please visit the Your Next Move website for more information.

If you want to transfer or complete a tertiary preparation program at another university you will need to apply through UAC. Please contact our Enquiry Centre 1300 275 866 for information and advice.

If you think you may be eligible for credit please visit our credit section.

If you’re applying on the basis of overseas secondary qualifications, there are some that are considered as equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification. Note that equivalence of qualifications alone does not guarantee entry into programs. For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, your overseas qualification will be converted to a selection rank so you can be compared to other applicants.

For advice on your options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or visit AskUON.

If you haven’t completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree. Our recommended pathways are:

Pathway programs (Open Foundation and Yapug)

The University of Newcastle is the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. If you haven’t studied for a while, or your high school results weren’t what you expected, you can start at university with one of our pathway programs. Our pathway programs offer guaranteed entry to over 40+ University of Newcastle degrees. When you complete this program your Grade Point Average as a percentage can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. The programs on offer are:

  • Open Foundation
    Completing our Open Foundation pathway program will award you a new rank to apply to uni.  Finish Open Foundation in just a single semester or take your time - up to 2 years. Flexible study supports you to learn at your own pace, including online, part-time or full-time options.
  • Yapug
    If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student you could complete our one year Yapug pathway program.
  • Diploma in Engineering
    Complete this program full-time (in one year) or part-time (up to 4 years) to get entry into one of our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees.
  • Undergraduate Certificates
    Complete this program full-time  (in a single semester) or part-time (two semesters) you can gain up to 40 units of credit and receive guaranteed entry into a number of related degree programs.

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Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test or STAT is an aptitude test, organised through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), that assesses a range of competencies considered important for successful tertiary study. If you are over 18 and not a current Year 12 student, results from the STAT multiple-choice test can be used for entry into some (but not all) of the degrees offered at the University of Newcastle. Make sure you look into which degrees accept STAT for entry.

If your qualification is not listed and you are unsure whether you can use it to gain entry please contact us on 1300 275 866 or AskUON.


If your qualification is not listed and you are unsure whether you can use it to gain entry please contact us on 1300 275 866 or AskUON.

Non-Award Admission

If you want to do one or two subjects at the University of Newcastle but not a full degree you can apply for non-award admission. You may want to do this for preliminary work for a higher degree, professional requirements or because of an interest in the area.

Find out more and apply by visiting Non-Award Admission.


Cross-Institutional Study

If you are currently at another university and want to do one or more subjects at the University of Newcastle for credit you can apply for Cross-Institutional Study.

Find out more and apply by visiting Cross-Institutional Study.

If you have more than one of the qualifications listed above they may all count towards your application. We are always happy to provide advice and discuss your circumstances so please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or by submitting a question using AskUON. Otherwise check out our application FAQ.

Senior secondary school qualification

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools. To check if your qualification is recognised for direct entry into the University of Newcastle, please refer to the entry requirements below.

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy.

The Australian Government operates a student visa program that enables people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to undertake study in Australia. A person who wants to undertake a course of study under the student visa programme must obtain a student visa before they can commence a course of study in Australia. A successful applicant must be both a genuine temporary entrant and a genuine student.

An applicant who is a genuine temporary entrant will have circumstances that support a genuine intention to temporarily enter and remain in Australia, notwithstanding the potential for this intention to change over time to an intention to utilise lawful means to remain in Australia for an extended period of time or permanently. All Australian education providers must have strategies and arrangements in place to ensure that all students and prospective students meet the requirements with Direction 69 as a condition of admission to the institution.

When your application for admission is received, the University of Newcastle will assess this against university entrance requirements including: minimum age, English and academic entry requirements. To comply with Australian law your application will also be assessed to check that you are genuinely seeking temporary entry to Australia to study. You may be asked to provide the University of Newcastle with evidence addressing Ministerial Direction 69 as part of finalising your admission. If the University forms the opinion that you are not a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) it may refuse to assess your application, withdraw an offer of a place, or cancel your confirmation of enrolment.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia will also assess each application for a student visa (subclass 500) against the applicant’s intention to stay temporarily in Australia as a genuine student. The criteria for this assessment are outlined in Ministerial Direction 69. Applicants that don’t satisfy the criteria under Direction 69 will not be granted a student visa.

For more information, please refer to the following areas of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website:

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available here. Admission information for international students is available here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Check your eligibility here.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0. 

HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent and at least one of: HSC Earth and Environmental Science or equivalent, HSC Biology or equivalent, HSC Chemistry or equivalent

If you have no previous knowledge of biology, chemistry, or mathematics you are advised to enrol in the NUPrep Bridging and Refresher courses. For more information, see: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/pathways/nuprep/courses

You can look at NUprep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

You should also think about degree add-ons like combined options or a Diploma in Languages. If you would like to learn an additional language alongside your main bachelor degree, then this program is for you. Languages offered include: Australian Sign Language (Auslan), Chinese, French, German and Japanese.

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Apply for this degree though the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

You can select up to five preferences in your UAC application, so have a look around and select some back-up options. Put the degree you are most interested in first.

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Both students and education agents can submit applications online using our Online Direct Admissions tool. This is our preferred way of application. You can save your application after you have started, and come back to it later.

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